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Ireland at the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Match Stats: France 25 Ireland 3

Match Stats: France 25 Ireland 3

The result may have not have gone Ireland’s way in Paris on Friday night but who led the way in possession and territory, what were the tackle counts like and did the set pieces hold any sway? See below for statistics from the game from the IRB and Opta Statistics.

IRB MATCH STATS:

Tries – France 2; Ireland 0
Conversions – France 0/2; Ireland 0
Penalty Goals – France 5/7; Ireland 0/1
Drop Goals – France 0; Ireland 1
Scrums (Won/Lost) – France 8/1; Ireland 8/2
Lineouts (Won/Lost) – France 19/0; Ireland 15/5
Turnovers Won (At Ruck And Maul) – France 2; Ireland 2

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Tackles – France 85/96; Ireland 63/70
Clean Line Breaks – France 0; Ireland 1

Possession – France 51%; Ireland 49%
Territory – France 55%; Ireland 45%
Actual Time In Opponents’ 22 – France 5 mins 12 secs; Ireland 5 mins 51 secs

Errors (Handling/Kicking/Restart) – France 11 (10/1/0); Ireland 10 (8/2/0)
Possession Kicked (In Play/To Touch/Errors) – France 37 (26/10/1); Ireland 34 (23/9/2)
Penalties And Free Kicks Conceded – France 9; Ireland 11
Replacements Used – France 7; Ireland 4
Yellow Cards – France 1; Ireland 1
Red Cards – France 0; Ireland 0

OPTA MATCH STATS:

FRANCE –

Runs: 62
Metres Gained: 342
Top Runner: Vincent Clerc 8
Top Kicker: Frederic Michalak 11
Top Tackler: Jerome Thion 10

IRELAND –

Runs: 76
Metres Gained: 252
Top Runner: Denis Leamy 12
Top Kicker: Ronan O’Gara 17
Top Tackler: Simon Easterby 9